Mia Fonssagrives Solow is an American contemporary artist based in New York and Paris. She is internationally renowned for her refined and whimsical aesthetic in both figurative and abstract forms in a range of mediums, from polished bronze to gilded wood to sleek enamel over fiberglass. Solow has been exhibited in New York, London, Palm Beach, Paris, and Shanghai. Her sculpture graces the pages of lauded publications such as FT’s How to Spend It, Vanity Fair, Whitewall, The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue.
Solow’s uplifting abstract sculptures examine the world through a simplicity of form and color, exploring scale and movement as the curving surfaces of each piece draw the eye from one exquisite line to the next. Everyday subjects, such as a sail, a wave, or an apple, are refined to the clean, essential lines of their form, and what begins as a small lucite or wood maquette evolves into a monumental fiberglass sculpture towering up to 16ft-high.
For Solow, the negative space at the center of each work echoes back to her upbringing in front of and behind the lens of a camera. These hollow spaces not only define the sculptures themselves, but also serve as windows, re-framing the world beyond.